Update

Richmond-San Rafael Forward

Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Forward implements a suite of strategies to address congestion and improve options for traveling in the RSR Bridge corridor.

Credit
Karl Nielsen

Changes are afoot on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge. Improvements include infrastructure changes and programs to support crossing the bridge by bicycle.

RSR Open Road Tolling and I-580 Westbound HOV Lane

The RSR open road tolling and I-580 westbound HOV lane provide safety and operational improvements on westbound I-580 approaching the RSR Bridge by:

  • Converting one of the three existing general-purpose lanes to a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, beginning at the I-580 / Regatta Avenue Interchange
  • Replacing the existing tolling structure with overhead toll gantries east of the existing toll booths

Staff Contact

Ingrid Supit, Project Manager
Email: isupit@bayareametro.gov

Richmond-San Rafael E-Bike Commute Program

MTC’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge E-Bike Commute Program promotes the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) for commuting across the RSR Bridge bicycle/pedestrian path.

E-bikes offer many benefits that make bicycle commutes possible. For example, e-bikes can help riders go farther with less effort, even up hills and in windy conditions. Bike riders also save money on tolls, gas and parking.

Through this program, MTC will provide discounts on e-bike purchases to residents living and working in Richmond, San Rafael and other nearby communities where bike commutes across the RSR Bridge are viable. The program will also offer incentives to riders for bike commute trips using the RSR Bridge path.

Interested in the E-Bike Commute Program?

Fill out the Participant Interest Form and we will contact you when the program launches.

You are eligible if:

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You live and work or go to school on opposite sides of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
  • You have a qualifying income at or below 400% of the Federal poverty level

If you do not meet the above requirements, we still encourage you to complete the Participant Interest Form, since program requirements may change in the future.

RSR E-Bike Program Staff Contact

Michelle Go, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6649
Email: mgo@bayareametro.gov

RSR Rides

RSR Rides supports local community organizations and bicycle retailers who lead group bike and e-bike rides on the RSR Bridge during peak periods.

All rides begin from within a quarter mile of a high-frequency transit stop (such as a BART station). Rides include bike education and safety, and offer opportunities to try riding e-bikes.

RSR Rides Staff Contact

Lily Brown, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6721
Email: lbrown@bayareametro.gov

Upcoming RSR Rides Events

Check back soon for the first RSR Rides events of spring 2023.

Partnership

RSR Rides Partners include:

  • Bike East Bay
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)
  • Rich City Rides